Whangarei Falls, Whangarei

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Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Plan to visit Whangarei Falls during your Whangarei vacation using our convenient Whangarei holiday planner.
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  • Although the water level in the falls is low in February, this site is easy to reach, and attractive enough for a visit. 
  • Have called in here many times over the years and have seen many changes. Thanks to WDC for really enhancing this area and making it a place where you can be proud of to take visitors to 
  • We visited here with my elderly parents in January 2017. The car park was full but there was plenty of place to park on the road nearby. The toilets were clean but possibly maybe a couple more are nee...  more »
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  • I have seen many water falls and indeed we have many water falls where i live southern part of India called Kerala(Trivandrum) :) Whangarei Falls is mind blowing, beautiful and Serenity !!!
  • Absolutely must see. One of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever been to. Nice walking track along the river as well.
  • Great place on edge of town. Walk options, even swim if you are keen. Free
  • Absolutely incredibly beautiful falls. What a beautiful area in town!
  • Great place for a quick walk with great views and a range of options for walk times